By Dominic Toner
Nathaniel Chalobah was included in the starting XI against West Ham – and the Chelsea supporters were please with the decision on Twitter.
Antonie Conte has made seven changes on Wednesday night for the Blues’ EFL Cup fourth-round match against West Ham at the London Stadium.
Chalobah, 21, is one of the club’s youngster who has been given the opportunity to impress from the start
Chelsea supporters were thrilled with the decision to start the youngster and are excited for him to play alongside N’Golo Kante in the midfield.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Still looks like a 3-4-3 not sure if Aina or azpi will play LWB though. Excellent to see Chalobah starting
— Carl Jackson (@jacko_cfc) October 26, 2016
— Aim (@fahim_shafie) October 26, 2016
Chalobah will score tonight
— CFC (@BlueBloodChels) October 26, 2016
Chalobah is gonna dominate that midfield!. All the best bro @chalobah
— Woody (@KingHez_) October 26, 2016
Good to see Chalobah and Aina starting
— Nana Prempeh? (@So_Damn_Trill) October 26, 2016
Glad Chalobah gets a start
— Deif (@Athpilicueta) October 26, 2016
Love the fact that Conte wants to try out Chalobah-Kante midfield.. ??
— Ákshay (@Akshayesque) October 26, 2016
Expecting great things from chalobah today #CFC
— Jaydeep_CFC (@JaydeepGanatra) October 26, 2016
Chalobah has integrated himself into the first team this season and has made four appearances already from the substitute’s bench.
The England under-21 international is a product of the club’s academy but has failed to make a senior breakthrough yet.
He is making his first start for the club and Italian manager Conte appears to have him in his plans this season.
Chalonah has been sent out on loan to tons of club in search of regular football, including the likes of Watford, Middlesbrough, Reading and Napoli.
In other Chelsea news, Angelo Ogbonna has delivered a two-word Twitter verdict ahead of the clash with West Ham.